15 things to do in Conroe and Montgomery during April and May 2019

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Take pictures with the Easter Bunny

April 20

Pose for family photos with the Easter bunny at A&A Plants and Produce.

Noon-3 p.m. Free. 20698 Eva St., Montgomery. 936-597-5070. www.montgomerynursery.com 

Support the homeless at a luncheon

April 23

Nonprofit Family Promise of Montgomery County is hosting a luncheon to support homeless local families with children, featuring keynote speaker Lisa Caughorn.

11 a.m.- 1 p.m. $45 (entry), $10 (raffle). First Baptist Church, 600 N. Main St., Conroe. 936-521-1365. www.familypromiseofmc.org

Have fun after school

April 25

Kids of all ages are invited to family-friendly fun at the library with crafts and games.

4 p.m. Free. Central Library, 104 I-45 N., Conroe. 936-539-7814. www.countylibrary.org

Visit a Quilt Show

April 25-27

St. Mary’s Catholic Church is hosting its fifth annual St. Mary’s Quilt Show for viewing, judging and sale.

9 a.m.-4 p.m. Donation (entry). St. Mary Catholic Church, 8227 Country Rd. 205, Plantersville. 713-882-5850. www.stmarysquiltshow.com

Sip Tea on the Lawn

April 26

The 12th annual Tea on the Lawn luncheon supports nonprofit New Danville’s Day Program for adults with disabilities.

10 a.m. (marketplace), noon (luncheon). $150. Madera Estates, 3201 N. Frazier St., Conroe. 936-628-9691. www.newdanville.org

Compete in a BBQ Cookoff

April 26-27

The public is welcome at the 15th annual Lone Star Pony Express barbecue cookoff with auctions benefiting nonprofit Roundup for Autism.

Noon-7 p.m. (Fri.), 9 a.m.-7 p.m. (Sat.). $10. Winch Ranch, 28693 FM 1097, Montgomery. 281-974-6948. www.lonestarponyexpress.org

Take the kids to a festival

April 27

The Conroe Kidz Festival features games, train rides, face painting, food and live entertainment.

10 a.m.-5 p.m. Free (entry). C. K. Recreation Center, 1203 Candy Cane Lane, Conroe. 936-522-3911. www.cityofconroe.org

Check out the job fair

April 30

The Woodlands Area Chamber of Commerce is hosting a job fair with more than 40 employers and workshops for job seekers.

10 a.m.-2 p.m. Free. Lone Star College-Montgomery, 3200 College Park Drive, Conroe. 281-363-8113. www.thewoodlandsjobfair.com

Buy a book

May 2-4

This annual book sale is free and open to the public with special hours for members only.

Noon-7 p.m. (Thur.), 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. (Fri.), 9 a.m.-noon (Sat.). Books can range from $0.10 to $1. Charles B. Stewart-West Branch, 202 Bessie Price Owen Dr., Montgomery. 386-314-4049. www.countylibrary.org

Browse antiques

May 3-5

Celebrate the 20th annual Montgomery Antiques Festival showcasing vintage, repurposed and handmade items.

10 a.m.- 5 p.m. Free (entry).14420 Liberty St., Montgomery. 281-541-3426. www.montgomeryantiquesfestival.com

Rock out at a music fest

May 5-7

The grassroots Conroe Americana Music Festival benefits the Conroe Downtown Area Association.

6 p.m.-midnight (Fri.), noon-midnight (Sat.), 11 a.m.-6 p.m. (Sun.). $75 for three days. 302 N. Main St., Conroe. 936-203-2301. www.conroeamericanamusicfestival.com

Learn to code

May 7

The library is planning to offer Girls Who Code clubs this summer for ages 8-12 and 13-17, encouraging girls to study computer science, coding and STEM.

4:30 p.m. Free, register ahead. Central Library 104 I-45 N., Conroe. 936-788-8361. www.countylibrary.org

Keep up to date with the county

May 9

The Conroe/Lake Conroe Chamber of Commerce’s Governmental Affairs Committee is hosting a luncheon to give an update on Montgomery County with a panel of elected officials scheduled to speak about what is in store for the county in 2019.

11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. $35. Lone Star Convention Center, 9055 Airport Rd., Conroe. 936-756-6644. www.conroe.org

Decorate Mother’s Day Cakes

May 11

Head to Montgomery Bakehouse to decorate a cake that comes with sprinkles, icings and a Mother’s Day topper.

Times vary, register ahead. $15. 240 Longmire Road, Conroe. 936-756-1745. www.montgomerybakehouse.com

Party at the art house

May 18

The Lowery Art House of Montgomery is throwing a grand reopening party with fire dancers, henna tattooing and wish lanterns. Donations are accepted for two nonprofits.

2 p.m.-midnight. Free. 2833 Bobville Road, Montgomery. 281-738-3362. www.facebook.com/theloweryarthousemontgomery

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Jules Rogers
Originally from the Pacific Northwest, Jules Rogers has been covering community journalism and urban trade news since 2014. She moved to Houston in June 2018 to become an editor with Community Impact Newspaper after four years of reporting for various newspapers affiliated with the Portland Tribune in Oregon, including two years at the Portland Business Tribune. Before that, Jules spent time reporting for the Grants Pass Daily Courier in Southern Oregon. Her favorite beats to cover are business, economic development and urban planning.
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